Spotlight Thursday – Meet Sammy

04 Feb

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!

Name:  Sammy Kimmell

Age:  Will be 16 on January 1, 2016

Location:  Warrenton, Virginia, USA

Web/Blog Page:  (Be sure to pop over and say hey – remember to tell Sammy that Bacon and Houdini sent you.)

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  “Wow……I was way up high in a tiny cage all by myself with a little ball with a bell inside and here these two BIG humans came in and saw me – I stuck my paw out of the screen on my jail cell and shook hands with them. They were putty in my paws then. I thought to myself that I was sure they couldn’t resist me and would take me out of that noisy place and give me a proper home. I was right!”

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  “My parents kept me in the basement for the first two weeks because I was so tiny. I couldn’t handle stairs and our house has a LOT of them because it’s on three floors. But when they finally let me up from the basement I knew I was HOME SWEET HOME! They had a big basket of new toys waiting for me and showed me my new food spot and I knew I’d finally made it…………..NIRVANA!”

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  “Hmm…..well, maybe the time when I was pretty small that Mom was with me in the back yard and we were walking down the path to the stream……I was too fast for her and ran under the brambles and stickers really FAST and she couldn’t keep up with me and kept calling me and I just kept running… was a BIG adventure but Mom lost track of me and couldn’t find me. She waited at the top of the trail and called me and called me…….and about an hour later I returned. That’s about when the HARNESS and LEASH were introduced in my house!!!!!”

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  “Both of my parents spoil me rotten but my Mom moreso. Dad will take me on the porch when I ask and will give me a treat when I sit by his chair and give him THE LOOK, but my Mom takes care of me, feeds me, takes me for walks, gives me my medicine, has the soft lap that I love so much for naps and brushing, and all I have to do is give her a little SQUEAK and she does everything I need her to do. Some say I’m spoiled – I say I’m WELL LOVED!!!”

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? One thing that bothered me a lot was at the shelter where I was adopted the shelter lady said (and I heard her say it!) that nobody adopted me because I had extra toes on my front paws and they thought I was deformed. That made me sad. Mom said I was a special polydactyl kitten and she loved my paws and I was not deformed – I was very special. Mom says she’s actually met some humans who have said this to her – that cats with extra toes are just deformed cats……..that’s just so wrong. We are all different and we all have special things about us – that goes for humans too! Don’t assume because someone is DIFFERENT from you that there’s something WRONG with them. I guess that’s just a big misconception that bothers me the most.”

Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend Sammy – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

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39 responses to “Spotlight Thursday – Meet Sammy

  1. Alice

    02/04/2016 at 1:47 am


    • Piglove

      02/04/2016 at 10:13 am

      He keeps getting better and better with age doesn’t he? XOXO – Bacon

      • Alice

        02/04/2016 at 12:23 pm

        Handsome for sure.

  2. Cupcake

    02/04/2016 at 4:42 am

    We love our buddy Sammy and love knowing more about his Gotcha story and why he walks on a harness. He is certainly a kitty who belongs in the Spotlight! Good job, boys!

    Love and licks,

    • Piglove

      02/04/2016 at 10:17 am

      Aww my beauty – you need to email me to get on my spotlight list. XOXO – Bacon

  3. onespoiledcat

    02/04/2016 at 5:07 am

    YAY! I’m your very first SPOTLIGHTER! Thanks for featuring OLD me Cousin Bacon – the really totally cool thing is that this post is on your blog the day before my 16th GOTCHA DAY – tomorrow it will be 16 years since Mom and Dad visited the shelter and brought me home sweet home. Can’t wait to see who is in the spotlight next month!!

    Love, Cousin Sammy

    • franhunne4u

      02/04/2016 at 6:07 am

      You truly are ONESPOILEDCAT … I should know, I have two.

      • onespoiledcat

        02/04/2016 at 6:40 am

        I love being spoiled……I think there are a LOT OF US out here in the world who wear our “SPOILED” name with pride!!!!!!

      • Piglove

        02/04/2016 at 11:05 am

        Amen to that cousin. I know I would! XOXO – Bacon

      • franhunne4u

        02/04/2016 at 1:31 pm

        Just returned home from the cat – uhm – pet supermarket, where I bought food for my two – and some new filling for a cat-nip-toy … But NOOOO I am not SPOILING my two … I spoil them rotten.

      • Piglove

        02/04/2016 at 1:50 pm

        Snorts! Mommy says that all pets need to be spoiled and that’s the way we should all be. Hogs and snout kisses to your babies. XOXO – Bacon

    • Piglove

      02/04/2016 at 11:05 am

      aaww cousin! Happy Early Gotcha Day my sweet dear friend!! XOXO – Bacon

  4. Lori Fontanes

    02/04/2016 at 6:56 am

    So *that’s* Sammy! Thanks for the intro (we have a ginger cat, too, as I think you know!)

  5. lapaylor

    02/04/2016 at 7:51 am

    what wonderful questions and loved the answers. There’s a lesson there for all of us… LeeAnna

    • Piglove

      02/04/2016 at 11:06 am

      aaww thanks my sweet friend! XOXO – Bacon

  6. katsrus

    02/04/2016 at 8:11 am

    I love Sammy’s toes and blog.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      02/04/2016 at 11:06 am

      Aren’t they wonderful?! XOXO – Bacon

  7. sue ellen....Lucy & Mac scotty dogs..

    02/04/2016 at 9:41 am

    Sammy is a ‘HEMMINGWAY’ kitty.. Many of them in Key West Florida where Hemmingway lived.They are quite prized by many. …including me !!

    • Piglove

      02/04/2016 at 11:07 am

      Yes they are. Our Hemi here at the Hotel Thompson is actually a Hemingway kitty too.. (can you see how original mom/dad was with his name – snorts with piggy laughter). XOXO – Bacon

  8. Kate Crimmins

    02/04/2016 at 9:57 am

    I had a polydactyl cat when I was young. I remember my mother saying, “You picked one with extra claws? Isn’t the regular number enough?” She loved her though. We all did. Makes no difference.

    • Piglove

      02/04/2016 at 11:07 am

      They are special kitties indeed. And like Hemi here, I’m sure Cousin Sammy knows how to use that big paw – snorts XOXO – Bacon

  9. easyweimaraner

    02/04/2016 at 10:16 am

    Sammy I’m so glad you found your pawrents and they found you :o) I love your paws, they look darned cute… and if even Montblanc named their Hemingway pen after polydactyl kitties, your paws must be special and are far far away from de-formed :o)

    • Piglove

      02/04/2016 at 11:14 am

      Amen brother – you hit it on the nail – he is special and a great guy! XOXO – Bacon

  10. Tails Around the Ranch

    02/04/2016 at 10:48 am

    Wow, Sammy is 16 AND polydactyl?? He sounds even more special. Thanks for the spotlight, Bacon another great job of another cool pet! ღ

    • Piglove

      02/04/2016 at 11:15 am

      aaww thanks my friend. Cousin Sammy is a really special guy indeed. XOXO – Bacon

  11. databbiesotrouttowne

    02/04/2016 at 1:50 pm

    what a grate interviewz bacon !!! we loves sammy de bacon ater……oooopz….may bee we shuldna say that heer huh…..sorree R bad 🙂 ♥♥ !!!

    • Piglove

      02/04/2016 at 1:51 pm

      Snorts with piggy laughter. No problems my friends. My mom explains to me all of the time that *I* am not that kind of piggy – and thank goodness huh? XOXO – Bacon

  12. Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs

    02/04/2016 at 1:53 pm

    he sounds kind of interesting – for a cat !

    • Piglove

      02/04/2016 at 2:31 pm

      Snorts! He is definitely a cool cat… a lot cooler than the ones here at the Hotel Thompson – piggy laughs. XOXO – Bacon

  13. lexitheschnauzer

    02/04/2016 at 8:07 pm

    Sammy is a very pretty boy and it was very interesting to know more about him. thanks, Bacon. P.S. Maybe you could change the intro so it doesn’t say the first one each time, BOL!

    • Piglove

      02/05/2016 at 8:59 am

      Snorts – great catch my friend!! I will update that right now. You’re awesome! XOXO – Bacon

  14. gentlestitches

    02/05/2016 at 12:02 am

    Sammy is so pretty now and when he was a kitten. That “incident” at the stream sounds quite terrifying. I bet they were equally glad to finally see each other!!! ❤

  15. hutchagoodlife

    02/06/2016 at 6:11 am

    Awww whee love Sammy. Like cheese he improves with age!!!

    • Piglove

      02/06/2016 at 10:06 am

      I agree with that 100%! XOXO – Bacon

  16. Indira

    02/07/2016 at 4:57 pm

    I loved the way you introduced your pal. My love to both of you.

    • Piglove

      02/07/2016 at 9:27 pm

      aaww thanks my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

  17. The Canadian Cats

    02/08/2016 at 9:56 pm

    I have known Sammy for years through Cat Scouts. A nicer mancat you will never meet. He genuinely cares about his friends. I never think of his toes but to me he is special. Not everyone has extra toes and he was chosen to have them.


    • Piglove

      02/09/2016 at 10:02 am

      Exactly. That’s one of his blessings. We all have different blessings. That’s what makes us unique and special. Cousin Sammy is a great guy – very personable and caring. XOXO – Bacon

  18. speedyrabbit

    02/11/2016 at 12:18 pm

    Yep Our Buddy Sammy is one Special Guy and we wouldn’t have him any other way,xx Speedy


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